North Korea is messing around with missile tests again and the Trump administration has wasted no time responding. General James Mattis is not playing around. He had strong words for Kim Jong Un.
CBS News reports:
Mattis says any threat to U.S., allies will be met with “massive” military response
Hours after North Korea’s latest nuclear provocation, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis said that any threat to the U.S. “will be met with a massive military response.”
“Any threat to the United States or its territories, including Guam or our allies, will be met with a massive military response — a response both effective and overwhelming,” Mattis said.
Mattis said that all members of the U.N. Security Council “unanimously agreed on the threat North Korea poses” and remain committed to the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
While he said America does not seek the “total annihilation” of the North, he added, “We have many options to do so.”
Mattis, who did not take questions from reporters, said he had attended a “small group” national security meeting with President Trump and others. He said the president wanted to be briefed on each of what Mattis called “many military options” for action against North Korea.
“We made clear that we have the ability to defend ourselves and our allies, South Korea and Japan, from any attacks, and our commitments among the allies are ironclad,” he said.
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